Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Friday, November 20, 2009

AEDM:day twenty

"awaiting persephone's return"
fallen leaves, rayon thread, lovely papers, seed pods, acrylic paint
(last in a series of five)
My energy with this "art every day month" project has ebbed and flowed. I've had some interesting internal conversations, tried new things, and done a lot of blog wandering to see what other folks have been up to.

I've always been fascinated by Andy Goldsworthy's work, the transience of it. So, I tried a bit of that with this series. I started on Monday with one piece that I changed and built on each day. Rather than ending up with five pieces, I have only the last one. My inspiration, as usual, was the natural world... her rhythms, colors, cycles....from autumn leaves to snow and the hope of spring. If you don't know her story, read about the Greek myth of Persephone here.

And check out this fun and clever leaf art, e-mailed to me by my friend Stacy. Thanks, Stacy!

Our two college girls, Hannah and Gretta, return this weekend, from different spots in the midwest. Next week we'll gather at a "bit of earth" with Lindsey, from Boston, (and Stewart and Dawn and other loved ones via telephone).  We usually have a bigger crowd, but this gathering will be nice, too. 

Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday of the year. I'm not sure what projects will come out of the next week and a half, but I am open to the inspirations that come with GRATITUDE!


  1. I love Andy Goldsworthy's work, too, and the other people who fascinate me are Christos - particularly in the way they manage to get all sorts of people to cooperate to produce their work. I love the myth of Persephone and Demeter - they were blog names I considered as well as Pomona!

    Pomona x

  2. This is a very interesting piece. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. I absolutely love the name; it's perfect for this work you've been doing!